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and gentlemen, we are going to end the war in afghanistan as we did in iraq. [cheers and applause] in the process, over the next decade, save over $800 million fifth we are going to come home with that money and bring taxes down to reduce the debt and rebuild america. [cheers and applause] roads, bridges, schools. that will support millions over time. initially, tens of thousands of new, good paying, decent jobs that you can raise a family on. folks, one more thing. in this country, we only have one truly sacred obligation. we have a lot of oigations to the elderly, to the young. we only have one truly sacred obligation. that is to equip and support those whom we sent to war and care for them when they come home from war. [cheers and applause] how many of you either have personally served, have a family member serve, or a good friend who served in either iraq or afghanistan? [cheers and applause] ladies and gentlemen, we owe you a debt that i do not think we can ever fully repay. we know an incredible debt to those goldstar families. every single day, i have my staff check and i p
," which was somewhat satisfying for someone from my background. no one would argue we were at war in iraq or afghanistan. i wanted evidence he believed we were at war with the groups that had attacked us on 9/11. in august 2009, my wife and i were in phoenix, ariz., for a vfw convention. president obama was the speaker. the president explicitly said, "we are at war with al qaeda and its affiliates." foreign and domestic, law enforcement intelligence. the president was going to use all the authority he had in his backpack like his predecessor. law enforcement authorities when they were useful, but he would not limit himself just to law enforcement authority. he would actually use his authority as commander in chief. after a few weeks in office, president obama was awarded the nobel peace prize. some have said he wanted because he was not president bush and the europeans wanted to confirm that fact. do you recall his acceptance speech in scandinavia? do you recall at the scene at? i watched him carefully. he was here at the protium -- podium and teh camera is here. you can see teh back o --
reason i am standing here tonight. because in the faces of those young veterans who come back from iraq and afghanistan, i see my grandfather, who signed up after pearl harbor, marched in patton's army, and was rewarded by a grateful nation with the chance to go to college on the gi bill. in the face of that young student who sleeps just three hours before working the night shift, i think about my mom, who raised my sister and me on her own while she worked and earned her degree; who once turned to food stamps but was still able to send us to the best schools in the country with the help of student loans and scholarships. when i listen to another worker tell me that his factory has shut down, i remember all those men and women on the south side of chicago who i stood by and fought for two decades ago after the local steel plant closed. and when i hear a woman talk about the difficulties of starting her own business, i think about my grandmother, who worked her way up from the secretarial pool to middle-management, despite years of being passed over for promotions because she was a woman
was elected, among other movements, by the anti-war movement, because he was opposed to the war in iraq. hillary was for it. i think that is the reason he is president. that was their main difference. hillary clinton was not able to let go of the war in iraq, was not willing to say that perhaps she was wrong in voting for it until the very end when she saw she is going down. but here now, president obama has inherited the war in afghanistan and continued it, and the strong wars are terrorizing populations. i encourage everyone to look at the report. in pakistan, the people are terrorized. i'm talking about the civilian populations. they are afraid to go out, to send their kids to school. who knows who will be hit next? >> let's take another call. this one comes from brian on the line for republicans. critics like question is about -- caller: my question is about jeffrey in malta and the jobs going overseas. i would like your opinion on that. guest: when u.s. jobs are -- caller: my question is about jeffrey imelt and the jobs going overseas. guest: by a bank that is a very big problem wh
of this month. you know, he says ending the war in iraq was tragic. i said we'd end that war and we did. i said we'd take out bin laden, and we did. >> usa! usa! >> today all of our troops are out of iraq. we are bringing them home from afghanistan. and as long as i'm commander in chief, we will serve our veterans as well as they served us, veterans like lucas who got his education thanks to post 9/11 gi bill because nobody who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or an education or a roof over their heads when they come home. that's what's at stake in this election. onn onner -- on issue after issue, iowa, romney and ryan will take us back. it's a story of americans moving forward. and soon you'll get a chance to choose a path that will actually lead to a better future. but over the next two months, the other side will spend more money than we have ever seen on ads that basically tell you the same thing they told you at the convention -- the economy is not doing good and it's obama's fault. they know their economic plan is impossible. go figure that raising taxes on middle-c
attacking afghanistan and iraq. trillions of dollars, thousands of americans they lost their lives, tens of thousands of afghanies and iraqis, they lost their life. what was the excuse? weapons of mass destruction. it was a lie. who did it? i don't know. war on terror against the taliban, after ten years now the u.s. is doing its best to negotiate with the taliban how to manage afghanistan. if it was your objective, you could do it at the beginning. i really don't understand what u.s. could gain after two wars. this is exactly the reason i see this would be disaster for the u.s., for iran, for israel to go to the fourth war against a muslim country in the region. first of all, if the target is iranion nuclear program, it may delay. but you would never be able to remove iranian nuclear technology because they have -- this is home made. they have technology, they have knowledge, and if you destroy one facility they would build it tomorrow another facility. this is not the way. and i think that the main loser would be israel. already israel is isolated worldwide. and another war pushed by i
on our security oversees. four years ago i said i would end the war in iraq. and i did. [applause] i said we would wind down the war in afghanistan. and we are. [applause] a new tower is rising on the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [applause] now as we saw last week -- >> u.s.a! u.s.a! u.s.a! >> now -- as we saw last week, we still have problems. we saw the attack on our consulate. and we will bring those murderers to justice. [applause] and that is why as long as in commander in chief, we will have the strongest military in the world. and when our troops come home and they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us. you protected our people. if you fought for our freedom you should not have to fight for a job when you come home. [applause] mitt romney, he thinks it was tragic for us to end the war in iraq. he does not have a plan to end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. and i will use the money we are no longer spending on board to pay down our debts and put us back to work. [applause] after a deca
. and he trust that had vice president to see the successful end to the war in iraq and the implementation of the recovery act. and joe biden did a great job with both. now, president obama appointed several members of his cabinet even though they supported hillary in the primary. heck, he even appointed hillary. now wait a minute. i am very proud of her. i am proud of the job she and the national security team have done for america. i am grateful that they have worked together to make us safer and stronger to build a world with more partners and fewer enemies. i'm grateful for the relationship of respect and partnership she and the president have enjoyed and the signal that sends to the rest of the world that democracy does not have a -- to be a blood sport. it can be an honorable enterprise that advance it is public interest. besides the national security team i am very grateful to the men and women who served our country in uniform through these perilous times. and i am especially grateful to michelle obama and to jill biden for supporting those military families while their loved ones
fellow and director of research at perkins, where he runs the iraq and afghanistan indices. mike is literally the business -- busiest man at brookings, if not all of think tankdom. there are literally hundreds of articles that he has written, while his tv appearances are in the thousands, maybe even the tens of thousands. he has written several books. he is working on a new publication entitled "why nuclear arms control is still important." that will hear from todd harrison, a degree in aeronautics and astronautics from mit. he has worked in advanced aerospace and technologies and served in the u.s. air force reserve. he is presently a senior fellow of defense budget studies for the center for strategic defense. he is the author of multiple publications on modern trend, military personnel costs most recently. and finally we will hear from marvin kalb. he is a graduate of city college of new york with a master's from harvard. before finishing his doctorate in russian history, he left to join the moscow assignment with the state department in 1956, which then led to a 30-year caree
. [unintelligible] it is an important meeting but we have seen other circumstances where iraq gets official people together. i attended a meeting in march, 2005. it brought together people from harvard and brookings in the united states and europe. the iranian people believe this is an important thing. they say this is a way of presenting themselves and their position. they are mobilizing support but when judgment day comes and it is possible to see what is in the minds of people about the iranian nuclear ambitions, [inaudible] not many people in the world would like iran to have the bomb. this is the way in politics and diplomacy. ." >> did you know any of the scientists that were assassinated? >> sure, we follow world media. >> did you personally know them? >> we know it was a big loss for a red. >> it has been so intense whether certain incidences were a victory for iran or the u.s., i think what ever benefits were probably bigger as a result of the campaign to prevent ban ki- moon from going there in the first place. and never saw so much media attention has that got. the fact that ban ki-moon
in uniform to mark anotherier in combat in iraq. it was a chance to thank our troops. fort bliss is home to soldiers that took part in every part of the iraq war from the initial assault to the fight to the partnership with the iraqi people that helped give them a chance to help forge their own defendant nate any. while the war itself remains a source of controversy here at home, one thing will never be in doubt, the members of our armed forces are patriots in every sense of the word. they met every mission and performed every task that was asked of them with precision and skill. now, with no americans fighting in iraq, it is my privilege on behalf of a grateful nation to once again congratulate these soldiers on a job well done. this anniversary is a chance to appreciate how far we have come. it is also a reminder there is still difficult work ahead of us in afghanistan. some of the soldiers i met in fort bliss had just come home from the battlefield. others were getting ready to go out. we began the transition to an afghan lead. next week, the final groups that set the surge on the tam
reconstruction team in iraq. he then became ambassador before returning to the u.s. embassy in baghdad. in 2010, you were sworn in as u.s. ambassador to pakistan. i understand that after you retire, you'll be going to the columbia school of law and follow that with some other academic -- welcome back to the world of academia. you were the u.s. representative in pakistan during a challenging time. you helped mend relations between the two countries during a series of crisis in 2001, in particular. 2011 was indeed -- it was no small achievement. i suppose we all came to know what this crisis taught you about pakistan and the u.s. and about the relationship between the two countries. will the relations ever be the same? that is the question all lot of people have in mind. how is it likely to evolve? what are the challenges ahead? these are some of the questions and i guess there will be many more. i understand you intend to replace that in the larger context and the relation with pakistan since 2008. this is something we will welcome as well. ambassador, we are most honored to have you. we have --
and the u.s. have common interest and several issues like security and stability of afghanistan and iraq, combating terrorist networks, and preventing drug trafficking. such a skillful approach would be only possible if and when tehran and washington can isolate internal and external spoilers. the frame work on the nuclear dilemma. on the nuclear issue, iran and the eu can agree on a solution where iran would adhere to all international resolutions and committees at the maximum level of transparency defined by the international atomic energy agency to ensure the peaceful nature of iranian nuclear activities and international community that the iranian nuclear program would remain forever. not only peaceful, but iran would be committed to be a non- military state. the u.s. would also agree to recognize the legitimate rights of iran for enrichment and to leave the sanctions graduallly. this framework can be realized in the future through a step-by- step plan based on npt. mutual confidence building and appropriate recipes also-- and t point. to ensure the solution. actively pursuing the el
again. listen to what he said and briefly skirted about foreign policy in his speech. in iraq, where my son served for a year, we lost 4,488 fallen angels. 32,227 wounded over 16,000 requiring care for the rest of their lives. and romney said it was a mistake to end that war by bringing all of our warriors home. in afghanistan, we have lost 1,980 fallen angels as of yesterday. and i'm precise because every single one of those lives deserves some recognition. god only knows what happen in the last 24 hours. and as of yesterday, 17,382 of our warriors had been wounded, some mortally. and romney thought the decision that the president of the united states -- we have 50 allies working with us, nato an afghanistan. the president organized them. all 50 of them said, it's time to set a date to hand over the responsibility to the afghans and bring our 90,000 troops home. what did romney say? he said that was a mistake. look, i've seen these warriors. i'm travelling in and around afghanistan and iraq over 20 time ms. i've seen these kids. they're not kids. i've seen these men and women. i've bee
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